Death in Saratoga Springs
By Charles O'Brien
(Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780758286383, 294pp.)
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
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Death In Saratoga Springs
New York City, 1894. Captain Jed Crake is a decorated veteran of the Union army and a successful mogul in the meatpacking industry. But this powerful man also has a hidden private life as a predator of young women. Working for attorney Jeremiah Prescott, private investigators Pamela Thompson and former NYPD detective Harry Miller are engaged to search for a maid allegedly abducted by the captain. . .
Before they can find the missing woman, Crake's dark history catches up with him and he is murdered in a posh hotel in Saratoga Springs. As fate would have it, Pamela's ward, Francesca Ricci, working as a chambermaid in the hotel, is accused of the crime. Now, in this pastoral playground of the idle rich, it's up to Pamela and Miller to find Crake's killer--as well as his victim--and save an innocent girl from a fate worse than death.
Praise for Death of a Robber Baron
"O'Brien captures the colorful details and varied characters of an opulent era deftly." --"Publishers Weekly "
"A pleasingly detailed look at the age of the robber barons along with enough strongly characterized suspects to keep readers guessing." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"The author skillfully weaves in fascinating details about American social history. Pair with Stefanie Pintoff, and also recommend for fans of Rhys Bowen's 'Molly Murphy' series." --"Library Journal.